Thursday, August 12, 2010


I'm getting that nesting feeling again. The need to do home improvements, clean out closets, throw things away. This instinct hits me a couple of times a year, usually after I finish a big project--or am about to start one. In this case, I'm in the midst of two proposals--one that's going well, one that's causing me fits. And maybe because I'm torn, my brain is wanting to put all the writing aside for a while and focus on other things. Like renovations on the kids' bathroom, which is a project I've been putting off for a couple of months.

So, I think I'm going to compromise and clean out a couple of drawers and finish those proposals! Once I get them sent off, then the bathroom work will begin--it's my carrot to finish. Well, that and a pedicure sounds pretty good, too.

Do you reward yourself after big projects?



  1. Yes I do. Next year I want to finish my kitchen and start on my bedroom.

  2. A reward at the end of a big (or small) project is the only way to go.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. I don't's been so long since I finished one. :-(

    But I related to the nesting comment. Last night I got frustrated with things and ended up cleaning out my desk (until 3:30this morning). Of course, if you "reward" yourself with a clean out before the project is finished, that qualifies as procrastination, doesn't it?

    Which comes back around to not getting anything finished.

  4. Dru, I'd love to do the kitchen counters--maybe next year...

    MC, what's your favorite reward?

    Linda, this is no place for logic!

    And it's been a long time for me, too. We have to work on that!

  5. Every room in my house is in a different stage of a project. Non are finished! When that happens I think my husband will be the one doing the celebrating.